Do you love the Word? I mean really love the Word? I do. But through much negativity that has been surrounding me, I started to fade out from the one thing that replenishes me. For me, its a daily deep drink that is needed to climb the mountains, and press on. Technology is great, and wonderful things are happening there. I love my Quick Verse, love E-sword….what always seems to happen to me though is…soon they become a replacement for holding the Word in my hands, soon I stop saying “Lord what does that mean?” , and soon I am taking a mans view through commentary to stand for more than Gods. Ahhhhhh it saddens me to even admit that. If that cycle continues in my life, God no longer has first place in my heart, and I am no longer asking what HE thinks or what HE means, and soon, HE has no place in my quiet time. And I love HIM with all my heart. It happens, it shouldn’t.
I have spent the last few days reading straight from my badly worn NIV, full of notes, and colored underlines, and fell in love with HIM all over again. HE has been awesome to remind me that HIS word is personal to me, and HE loves the time I spend with HIM. Thinking of how the creator of all things, the one who formed me, waits for me to spend time with HIM. And me…wieghing out what man says about how I can not have this relationship that I have. Really think about it…how can man define what you and HE have together? they can’t!
Please understand I am not a hater of theologians, there are a some that are very dear to my heart, and personal friends, and their words and thoughts are important to me. I just need to not allow them to replace the time I spend with HIM one on one.
Sitting at HIS feet, holding my Bible, falling asleep with it laying open on my chest, under my pillow..are my fondest memories. When I would have reoccuring nightmares, open on my chest and slept like a baby..LOL for real…Under my pillow because it is my life line…thats where I was at one point with HIM, and that is where HE brought me back to. Thank you Jesus you are faithful and true.
Please spend some time with HIM today, please open your Bible and read from the scripture what HE is saying to you…HE loves us so…no matter what anyone will ever say to cause you to second guess HIM, HE will not change, and HE holds HIS arms open to you…”come home”…I’m home…
(about two years ago I fell in this same pit…and a respected theologian talked to me and said in a very compassionate tone..”Darla, you are not needing a quickverse right now..you are needing a slow one”. I remember his words this time…wisest advice I have ever had)